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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 26, 2014 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keeping it light on a Sunday morning.

fwiw, and for the record...

"In 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to protest the late 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In total, 65 nations refused to participate in the games, whereas 80 countries sent athletes to compete."

[ This had a significant impact on Ampex corporation's audio-video systems division factory in Colorado Springs. I was working there in 1980. Many orders for Ampex broadcast video tape recorders were cancelled or delayed. (I can't recall exactly, but it's safe to assume these Olympics were not broadcast by the U.S. TV networks.) We had a huge work slowdown for a couple of weeks when this happened... ]

"When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, the international community broadly condemned the action. Advisors to Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev claimed that the intervention would be quick and uncontested and suggested that U.S. President Jimmy Carter was too engrossed in the ongoing hostage crisis in Iran to respond to the situation in Kabul. In reality, the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan led to an extended conflict in Central Asia, and Carter reacted with a series of measures designed to place pressure on the Soviets to withdraw. These measures included the threat of a grain embargo, the withdrawal of the SALT II agreement from Senate consideration, and a possible boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, scheduled to be hosted by Moscow."

[ Who's in Afghanistan now? For how long? Why? Doing what? ]

> "considered terrorism in the good ol' U.S. of A.?"
- journalists
- whistleblowers
- environmentalists
- hippies
- teachers
- occupy wall street street movement
- peace protesters
- Snowden, Assange, Manning
- myself [ ]

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jan 26, 2014 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keeping it light on a Sunday morning.

exactly, doing what? meanwhile back at home...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 27, 2014 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keeping it light on a Sunday morning.

I'm pretty sure I'm a card carrying member of all of those. Or at least the list(s) I'm on says so.......